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Brooklyn, United StatesMatisyahu Seeks His Spark
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Matisyahu Seeks His Spark

July 16, 2012
At first, interviewing Matisyahu seemed a slippery slope. In the course of his career, the (perhaps unwitting) cult of personality has grown to represent more than the sum of his human parts, and offending him seemed imminent. Here is a man who, in...
Paris, FranceWords with Onra, Jack Of All Crates
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Words with Onra, Jack Of All Crates

Onra is one of those artists you discover, cherish, and want to keep all to yourself, only to discover he's tight with A-Trak, loved by Diplo, and pretty much one of the bigger  artists doing what he's doing -- that is, straight-from-the-crate record...
Camp Mulla Starts A New Kenyan Movement
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Camp Mulla Starts A New Kenyan Movement

Name: Camp Mulla Where they’re from: Nairobi, Kenya Genre: hip-hop When they started: 2009 Most like: The Airplane Boys, LMFAO Sounds like: A party DJed by a new pair of sneakers After achieving Internet notoriety with Kenya's college...
Toronto, CanadaToronto’s Young Empires Dance To the Top
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Toronto’s Young Empires Dance To the Top

Name: Young Empires Where They're From: Toronto, Canada Genre: Dance rock When They Started: 2oo9 Most Like: Vampire Weekend, The Killers, The Rapture Sounds like: a penthouse party in "Gossip Girl" When you hear "Canadian haute world...
Paris, FranceYussuf Jerusalem: The Hero Records Alone
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Yussuf Jerusalem: The Hero Records Alone

Benjamin Duares is alone in his crumbling ancestral manse in the French wilderness when he takes the call from MTV Iggy. (Seriously, we can't make this stuff up.) From his description of the 18th century dwelling it sounds like the perfect place for...
Vilnius, LithuaniaThe Elegant Groove of Mario & Vidis
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The Elegant Groove of Mario & Vidis

It's kinda hubristic to make your very first album a double CD, but that's just how Mario & Vidis roll. Their double album Changed, with one record of poppier songs, and a second record of instrumental dance tracks, dropped globally in January and has...
New York City, United StatesThe Dirty Projectors Sing Love Songs
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The Dirty Projectors Sing Love Songs

When things are very, very complicated, sometimes they flip over and get simple. That’s kind of how it is with David Longstreth of The Dirty Projectors. The songwriter and frontman of the now decade-old group has never shied away from formal rigor and...
9 Summer Anthems To Get You Even Sweatier
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9 Summer Anthems To Get You Even Sweatier

A good portion of the planet is hot as hell right now, and while you sweat, reek, chafe, and dress like an a**hole or remove your clothes entirely, it's important to have the proper tunes. Luckily...